The feet are mirrors to the whole body and
its health. Reflexology is based on the principle
that all functions, organs and parts of the body
have their reflexes in the feet. If a part of
the body or an organ is out of balance as can
occur during illness, the corresponding reflex on
the foot becomes congested. This can be felt and
cleared during a course of reflexology. The
treatment is profoundly relaxing so also provides
a wonderful aid to stress management.
Reflexologists apply gentle pressure to specific areas on the feet by using relaxing thumb and finger techniques to improve circulation, clear congested reflexes to specific functions or parts of the body. This brings deep relaxation and aids the body in its healing process.
Aims of Treatment
A Reflexologist aims to promote better general health and well-being and will usually have studied nutrition as part of their training. Therefore suggestions regarding diet and nutrition may also be offered. Reflexology does not intend to replace conventional medical treatment.
What can be treated?
Reflexology can be used for many conditions ranging from digestive disorders, irritable bowel and colitis to asthma, migraine and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, back pain and frozen shoulder, infertility and the aches and strains of pregnancy and general relaxation. Most tension and stress related illness can also be greatly helped because the treatment itself induces relaxation.
A Typical Reflexology Foot Chart
What is a Reflexology Treatment like?
At the first session a full medical history is taken to give the reflexologist as much information as possible about your case. For the treatment all footwear is removed and you will lie on a comfortable treatment couch for the treatment itself. A special massage oil is used to help with movement over the feet and to help the reflexologist best identify any areas of concern. At the end of the session you will be left to relax for a few minutes. This is followed by a glass of water. Most people leave feeling very relaxed and refreshed.
How Many Treatments will I need?
Most conditions require a minimum of 4-6 sessions. Regularity will depend on the intensity of the condition, treatments are usually weekly extending to fortnightly or monthly as improvement occurs. Occasional top-up sessions may be necessary. Many patients choose to continue on a monthly or more basis, because they enjoy the treatment so much - but that is entirely optional!
After your treatment, as with most complementary therapies it is important to drink extra water for a day or so. Sometimes a client may experience a light headache after the initial treatment. This is because toxins are released during the treatments and water enables these to be eliminated more quickly in the usual way.
Clinic Fees for Reflexology:
Initial Consultation: £45.00 (90 mins)
Treatments: £40.00 (60 mins)
Cancellation fees may apply.